08/27/07 — K-Tribe defeats Keys

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K-Tribe defeats Keys

Published in Sports on August 27, 2007 1:47 PM

KINSTON -- Kinston hurler Jim Deters yielded two hits in seven innings of work and the K-Tribe dumped Frederick 6-2 at historic Grainger Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Deters tied teammate Ryan Edell with 11 mound wins, the fourth-most by any pitcher in the Carolina League this season.

Josh Rodriguez picked up his team-leading 77th RBI in the first inning and later scored on Matt Whitney's sacrifice fly. Whitney supplied a solo home run, his 31st of the season, in the fifth and now has 109 RBI on the season.

Kinston added three runs in the sixth, including RBI singles from Jose Constanza and John Drennen.

The teams conclude their four-game series today and it's the last home game for the K-Tribe. Kinston (36-26) holds a slim two-game lead over Salem in second-half play.

Biscuits 4, Mudcats 0

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Jake McGee notched nine strikeouts in seven shutout innings and Montgomery damaged Carolina's playoff hopes with a 4-0 win at Riverwalk Stadium.

McGee, Tampa Bay's fifth-rated prospect making just his fourth Double-A start, did not walk a batter and escaped two early jams as he defeated the Mudcats for the first time in his career.

Chris Seddon (6-10) made his second start against his former 2007 club, and was magnificent over the first six innings. Seddon matched McGee inning for inning, blanking the Biscuits over six frames before allowing three hits with one out in the seventh.

Seddon was relieved by Jesus Delgado, who permitted a sacrifice fly for the first run of the game. Montgomery scored three more in the inning to assume a 4-0 lead.

Nick DeBarr pitched the final two innings of the shutout, which was Carolina's 12th of the season. The Mudcats fell five games behind first-place Huntsville in the Northern Division.